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Department of Electronic Engineering, National United University, Miaoli City 36063, Taiwan
Department of Electrical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan
Department of Electro-Optical Engineering, National Formosa University, Yunlin 632, Taiwan
Dr. Stephen D. Prior
Aeronautics, Astronautics and Computational Engineering, University of Southampton, Southampton SO16 7QF, UK

Innovation, Communication and Engineering

Abstract submission deadline
31 December 2024
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31 March 2025
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Dear Colleagues,

The International Conference on Innovation, Communication and Engineering 2023 (ICICE 2023) will be held in Bangkok, Thailand on November 09–13, 2023, and the 10th International Conference on Applied System Innovation 2024 (ICASI 2024) will be held in Kyoto, Japan, on April 18–22, 2024. These conferences will provide a unified communication platform for a wide range of topics. The topic “Innovation, Communication and Engineering” is will not only collate excellent papers presented at ICICE 2023 and ICASI 2024, but will also welcome other submissions related to novel materials, electronics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrochemistry, biomedical engineering, sustainability science, and design innovations. We welcome studies from both academic and practical engineering fields that involve systematic technological materialization through scientific principles and engineering designs. Technological innovation via electrical/mechanical engineering includes IT-based intelligent mechanical systems, mechanics and design innovations, and applied materials in nanosciences and nanotechnology. These new technologies, which will act to implant intelligence in machine systems, are an interdisciplinary area combining conventional mechanical technology and new information technology. The main goal of this topic is to discover new scientific knowledge relevant to IT-based intelligent mechanical systems, mechanics and design innovations, and applied materials in nanosciences and nanotechnology. We invite investigators interested in applied system innovation to contribute original research articles to this topic. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Intelligent electronic/electrical engineering, including novel materials, device fabrication, IC design, and related applications;
  • Intelligent mechanical manufacturing systems;
  • Mathematical problems on mechanical system designs;
  • Smart electromechanical system analysis and designs;
  • Applied materials in nanosciences and nanotechnology;
  • Optical system design and optoelectronic engineering;
  • Sustainability, green technology, and biomedical technology;
  • Computer-aided methods for electrical/mechanical design procedures and manufacturing;
  • Artificial intelligence, computers, virtual reality, entertainment, and human–machine interactions;
  • Internet technology’s impact on mechanical system innovation and the IOT;
  • Machine diagnostics and reliability;
  • Information systems, computer networking, and the Internet;
  • Education and awareness of sustainability.

Prof. Dr. Sheng-Joue Young
Prof. Dr. Shoou-Jinn Chang
Prof. Dr. Liang-Wen Ji
Dr. Stephen D. Prior
Topic Editors

Keywords

  • novel materials
  • optoelectronic engineering
  • electrical engineering
  • mechanical engineering
  • electrochemistry
  • biomedical engineering
  • sustainability science
  • design innovations
  • education

Participating Journals

Journal Name Impact Factor CiteScore Launched Year First Decision (median) APC
Applied Sciences
applsci
2.7 4.5 2011 16.9 Days CHF 2400 Submit
Computers
computers
2.8 4.7 2012 17.7 Days CHF 1800 Submit
Electronics
electronics
2.9 4.7 2012 15.6 Days CHF 2400 Submit
Micromachines
micromachines
3.4 4.7 2010 16.1 Days CHF 2600 Submit
Sensors
sensors
3.9 6.8 2001 17 Days CHF 2600 Submit

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Modeling and Performance Analysis of mmWave and WiFi-Based Vehicle Communications
by Mohamed Rjab, Aymen Omri, Seifeddine Bouallegue, Hela Chamkhia and Ridha Bouallegue
Electronics 2024, 13(7), 1344; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics13071344 - 3 Apr 2024
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Vehicle -to-vehicle (V2V) communications are crucial for enhancing road network safety and efficiency. With the increasing demand for bandwidth in V2V services, exploring innovative solutions has become imperative. This study explores a comparative analysis of mmWave and WiFi transmission technologies, with a specific [...] Read more.
Vehicle -to-vehicle (V2V) communications are crucial for enhancing road network safety and efficiency. With the increasing demand for bandwidth in V2V services, exploring innovative solutions has become imperative. This study explores a comparative analysis of mmWave and WiFi transmission technologies, with a specific focus on line-of-sight (LoS) and non-line-of-sight (NLoS) scenarios in both 2D and 3D modeling environments. The use of stochastic geometry tools allows a realistic modeling of the random positioning of vehicles within the V2V system framework, resulting in accurate expressions for the successful transmission probability (STP) and average throughput (AT) for both communication systems. To validate our analytical findings, Monte Carlo simulations have been employed, offering a comprehensive evaluation of mmWave and WiFi performance. Simulation results highlight that mmWave systems outperform in scenarios with short transmission distances and low vehicle density while WiFi systems demonstrate greater efficiency for longer transmission distances. Full article
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A Cyber-Physical Testbed for IoT Microgrid Design and Validation
by Yih-Shiuan Lee and Chao Wang
Electronics 2024, 13(7), 1181; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics13071181 - 23 Mar 2024
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Microgrids are small power systems, often equipped with renewable energy sources, that are alternatives or supplementary to utility grids. Many studies have been conducted on the design and implementation of microgrids and their interconnects to utility grids, and investigations have been extended to [...] Read more.
Microgrids are small power systems, often equipped with renewable energy sources, that are alternatives or supplementary to utility grids. Many studies have been conducted on the design and implementation of microgrids and their interconnects to utility grids, and investigations have been extended to the use of Internet of Things technology (IoT) to monitor and operate such power grids. However, the broad applications of the IoT technology itself also call for a green energy solution. This paper investigates how to power local IoT applications via an integration of a microgrid and the utility grid. Together, we call such a system an IoT microgrid. The goal of an IoT microgrid is to maintain the availability of IoT applications while saving energy costs, and this is achieved by sustaining IoT applications via local renewable energy from a microgrid and by mitigating the intermittent power supply using the utility grid. This paper characterizes the IoT microgrid and proposes a configurable cyber-physical testbed for its design and validation. The testbed incorporates the hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) approach, where real-time simulation is integrated with physical elements for quick prototyping of those components in an IoT microgrid. The paper concludes with an example implementation of the proposed testbed, which demonstrates its use for validating both an IoT microgrid and the IoT application it sustains. Full article
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Inverse Trigonometric Fuzzy Preference Programming to Generate Weights with Optimal Solutions Implemented on Evaluation Criteria in E-Learning
by Emi Iryanti, Paulus Insap Santosa, Sri Suning Kusumawardani and Indriana Hidayah
Computers 2024, 13(3), 68; https://doi.org/10.3390/computers13030068 - 7 Mar 2024
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Nielsen’s heuristics are widely recognized for usability evaluation, but they are often considered insufficiently specific for assessing particular domains, such as e-learning. Currently, e-learning plays a pivotal role in higher education because of the shift in the educational paradigm from a teacher-centered approach [...] Read more.
Nielsen’s heuristics are widely recognized for usability evaluation, but they are often considered insufficiently specific for assessing particular domains, such as e-learning. Currently, e-learning plays a pivotal role in higher education because of the shift in the educational paradigm from a teacher-centered approach to a student-centered approach. The criteria utilized in multiple sets of heuristics for evaluating e-learning are carefully examined based on the definitions of each criterion. If there are similarities in meaning among these criteria, they are consolidated into a single criterion, resulting in the creation of 20 new criteria (spanning three primary aspects) for the evaluation of e-learning. These 20 new criteria encompass key aspects related to the user interface, learning development, and motivation. Each aspect is assigned a weight to facilitate prioritization when implementing improvements to evaluate e-learning, which is especially beneficial for institutions with limited resources responsible for the relevant units. In terms of weighting, there is room for enhancement to attain more optimal weighting outcomes by employing a Fuzzy Preference Programming method known as Inverse Trigonometric Fuzzy Preference Programming (ITFPP). The higher the assigned weight, the greater the priority for implementing improvements. Full article
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Design of an Enhanced Dynamic Regulation Controller Considering the State of Charge of Battery Energy Storage Systems
by Yun-Sheng Tsai, Chi-Wen Chen, Cheng-Chien Kuo and Hung-Cheng Chen
Appl. Sci. 2024, 14(5), 2155; https://doi.org/10.3390/app14052155 - 4 Mar 2024
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In recent years, the escalating electricity demand in Taiwan has heightened the prominence and discourse surrounding the issue of power supply. With the enactment of the European climate law, global commitment to achieving net-zero emissions has gained momentum. Concurrently, the Taiwanese government has [...] Read more.
In recent years, the escalating electricity demand in Taiwan has heightened the prominence and discourse surrounding the issue of power supply. With the enactment of the European climate law, global commitment to achieving net-zero emissions has gained momentum. Concurrently, the Taiwanese government has articulated the Taiwan 2050 net-zero emissions policy. To realize this objective, Taiwan has vigorously promoted renewable energy in recent years, increasing the proportion of renewable energy in its energy mix. However, confronted with the intermittent and unpredictable nature of renewable energy generation, challenges arise concerning the stability and quality of power supply. In response to the impact of integrating renewable energy into the grid, the Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) has introduced the day-ahead ancillary service market. Through this platform, power generation and battery energy storage systems (BESSs) engage in competitive bidding, fostering the integration of diverse distributed energy resources into the system. These resources serve as dispatchable assets for Taipower, contributing to grid stability by providing ancillary services. This study has developed an advanced dynamic regulation reserve controller by employing an industrial PC (IPC) in conjunction with a multifunctional power meter. Through real-time measurement of the power grid frequency by the multifunctional power meter, a sophisticated dynamic frequency reserve control strategy has been devised, taking into account the charging state of energy storage systems. This strategy exhibits high operational quality, effectively regulating the charging and discharging of energy storage systems. In addition to swiftly adjusting the current grid frequency, it encompasses the capability to facilitate the transfer of peak electrical energy. This effectively stabilizes the power grid, alleviating supply pressures during nighttime peaks and enhancing the overall supply stability of the power system. Full article
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Implementing Virtualization on Single-Board Computers: A Case Study on Edge Computing
by Georgios Lambropoulos, Sarandis Mitropoulos, Christos Douligeris and Leandros Maglaras
Computers 2024, 13(2), 54; https://doi.org/10.3390/computers13020054 - 18 Feb 2024
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The widespread adoption of cloud computing has resulted in centralized datacenter structures; however, there is a requirement for smaller-scale distributed infrastructures to meet the demands for speed, responsiveness, and security for critical applications. Single-Board Computers (SBCs) present numerous advantages such as low power [...] Read more.
The widespread adoption of cloud computing has resulted in centralized datacenter structures; however, there is a requirement for smaller-scale distributed infrastructures to meet the demands for speed, responsiveness, and security for critical applications. Single-Board Computers (SBCs) present numerous advantages such as low power consumption, low cost, minimal heat emission, and high processing power, making them suitable for applications such as the Internet of Things (IoT), experimentation, and other advanced projects. This paper investigates the possibility of adopting virtualization technology on Single-Board Computers (SBCs) for the implementation of reliable and cost-efficient edge-computing environments.The results of this study are based on experimental implementations and testing conducted in the course of a case study performed on the edge infrastructure of a financial organization, where workload migration was achieved from a traditional to an SBC-based edge infrastructure. The performance of the two infrastructures was studied and compared during this process, providing important insights into the power efficiency gains, resource utilization, and overall suitability for the organization’s operational needs. Full article
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